Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Intervention

Course code EDUC6161
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course explores contemporary and popularised issues that are prevalent in the fields of both inclusive preschool education and early intervention services for infants and young children with disabilities. It seeks to provide knowledge and understanding of emerging evidence-based practices.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate understanding of historical factors on contemporary practice in Early Childhood special education

2. Critique theories, philosophies and curriculum approaches in Early Childhood special education

3. Describe and critically analyse contemporary issues and trends in Early Childhood special education

Content

Topics will include:

  1. Inclusive practices in long day care and pre-school settings
  2. Early Childhood Intervention services and support approaches
  3. The role of play for infants and children with disabilities
  4. Fostering social interactions
  5. Supporting children and families in the transition to school
  6. Liaising with schools to promote seamless transitions

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: On-Line Group Discussion Board Contribution and Participation: Discussion Questions (5 x10%)

Essay: Essays/Written Assignments: Discussion Questions (5 x10%)

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term